Our client Dan Moriarty came to us with an idea to create a simple, but curious alarm aplication.
FirstUp was dedicated to encourage persistent “sleepy heads” to wake up early. A tool somewhat similar to the game to rapture and help people not to oversleep.
First Up Co-founder
We were put in touch with ThinkMobiles through a member of our business network. They came highly recommended and we were not disappointed.
Our project manager was very helpful and insightful. He made everything very clear to us; technical process, resources available, costings and additional options we might want to consider.
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- Time zone synchronize
- No suspended mode
- Up to 3 alarms
- Silent mode
2 modes turn off alarm:
- Scattered dots
- Easy swipe
- Special picture
- QR code
- Other methods
Ability to promote brands and establishments thru challenges
A person could choose a reward which he/she liked & share the goal. Example: wake up 5 times on time and get a 50% discount at your favorite coffee shop
The main task - not to delay the alarm but turn it off & wake up. This should motivate people in the morning.
- IOS native app: Swift
- Android native app: Java
- Display orientation: Portrait
- Analytics: Mixpanel
CMS is designed for:
- User management
- Creating content for the challenge
- E-mail sending for winners
Backend: Ruby on Rails
- Server: Digitalocean
- Data Base: Postgres
- File Storage: Ubuntu
- E-mail Delivery Provider: Google Api
- Deployment Tools: Capistrano
The application (having a background mode) could be semi-active for 3 minutes to complete all the tasks remained in cash, e.g. music playback, VoIP, remote notifications, location updates and so forth.
We decided to stop on the first action. To prohibit the app to boot into suspended mode we made a conclusion to produce a fake task every 2 minutes. This would make system not to suspend the application.
FirstUp fits for people with lack of motivation to wake up in the morning. From other side, it is a good way to advertize a new brand or establishment and help them evole.